The rise of ancient China : fragmentation and amalgamation

Fang, Xiangshu 2011, The rise of ancient China : fragmentation and amalgamation, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Title The rise of ancient China : fragmentation and amalgamation
Author(s) Fang, XiangshuORCID iD for Fang, Xiangshu
Publication date 2011
Total pages 328 p.
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing
Place of Publication Saarbrücken, Germany
Summary This book examines the source of Chinese civilization, foundations of traditional Chinese society and early patterns of power transition. It engages readers in a search for a broad understanding of China's traditional culture and the enduring legacies of the past-in-the-present. It questions the conventional view about China's past, be that of a Confucian, a Communist or a Western ethnocentric historiographer. Most theories concerning the history of China postulate a central culture based on the Yellow River valley and radiating out into the vast areas of what we know as China. Informed by the latest archaeological discoveries, the author points out an alternative view on formation and development of Chinese civilization. Exploring the social and political upheavals that characterized the continuous disintegration and annexation in the 1st millennium BC, the author offers a unique account of the process of periodic fragmentation and amalgamation. Though presented for specialists in the field, virtually every page of this book is intelligible to the lay person, opening a window for anyone interested in the subject to look at this ancient culture from a new angle.
ISBN 9783844322828
Language eng
Field of Research 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A2 Authored - other
HERDC collection year 2011
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